I was Associate Editor of Santa Barbara Magazine for a couple of years when it was winning two Maggie awards as Best City/Regional Magazine, beating out such rivals as Texas Monthly and Los Angeles Magazine.

The pay was crap, and I left after a couple of years and focused on writing advertising copy. But I continued to write articles for Santa Barbara Magazine until my earthquakes article caused such a flurry. Real estate agents bought a lot of advertising in SB Mag, and they were very unhappy that my article pointed out the earthquake risks in the city.

The Arabian Horse

The Crafty Crow

UCSB Search

Interview with Dr. Horvath

Santa Barbara Has Its Faults


I founded an on-line magazine in 1989 and contributed science fiction stories to each issue. The name of the 'zine changed a lot, and finally became SWAGAZINE. I wrote over a dozen stories for the 'zine.

This award-winning
direct mail piece
was also a work of fiction:

Old Al

Old Al

An Interview with

Interview with Rin Tin Tin



Full Earth




The Girl Of The Month Club


Gladiator Prison


Dark Vision

In The High Quintillions

Nausea Pistol


Slingship Sam The Asteroid Man

We Are Here to
Heal You